Dejan Lovren 'honoured' by Jamie Carragher comparison

Dejan Lovren describes being compared to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher as a "great honour".

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has said that he feels 'honoured' after manager Brendan Rodgers compared him to club legend Jamie Carragher.

The Reds sealed a £20m deal for the ex-Southampton stalwart earlier this summer, and Lovren claims that Rodgers has spotted some leadership qualities in him akin to those of Carragher.

"The manager said he sees me like a leader. I said to him I'm still young. I'm 25, but I will try my best. I will lead the team," Lovren told The Guardian.

"I don't have so much experience like Jamie Carragher but it will come and it is a great honour to be compared by the manager with a player like that.

"I like to talk during the game, I like communication with the lads – to keep me awake apart from anything else. But it's the beginning."

The 25-year-old could face the Saints on his Liverpool debut at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013
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